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A Grand Haunting
Written by By Kelly Kalb, Correspondent

Paranormal group and medium team up to investigate East Greenville theater


The Lights Out Paranormal team of investigators include, back row, Jim Willing, Chris LaBarge and Lisa Moyer. Front is psychic medium Lauri Moore.

        For anyone who has ever entered The Grand Theater in East Greenville, there is no denying its beautifully restored 1920s décor. Co-owners Ed Buchinski and John Schortz are very proud of the theater’s rich history and all the stories that come along with it. 
        And some of those stories are enough to give you goosebumps. Over the years Buchinski and Schortz have heard time and time again about various spirits haunting the location. Past and present employees have reportedly seen several apparitions, heard voices, footsteps, knocking sounds and experienced a general feeling of being watched or followed throughout the theater. 
        Armed with that information, Buchinski and Schortz decided in December 2010 they would have a paranormal investigation conducted in the theater to dispel or prove any stories of a haunting. 
        Lights Out Paranormal, of the Lehigh Valley, was contacted and formed a team of highly knowledgeable investigators to come in, set up their equipment, and document any evidence of spirits. 
        The group’s co-founders, Chris LaBarge and Jim Willing, were able to record several audio clips to back up the claims of a haunting. Members of the investigative team also had personal experiences which were confirmed by team member Lisa Moyer, who was present that evening as an investigator and “sensitive,” someone who is said to have a form of extra-sensory perception when it comes to the spiritual realm.
        It was decided that five weeks later Lights Out Paranormal and their team would return to The Grand in hopes of collecting even more evidence. They also brought along two other psychic mediums, Lauri Moore and Carmi Gubbiotti. 

One of the tools used in the paranormal investigation at the Grand Theater in East Greenville was an electro-magnetic field detector demonstrated by Jim Willing and Chris LaBarge.

        Almost immediately Moore reportedly began hearing several energies speak to her which confirmed what Moyer felt on the last investigation. Moore felt there were several spirits within the walls of The Grand, from a past projectionist to a young boy. 
        Yet again, several members of the team had experiences and more audio clips were obtained from voices to a drum-like sound. 
        After both paranormal investigations, Moore has held two medium’s gallery events at The Grand, the most recent on April 19. The event drew a crowd of 192 guests who, as they entered the theater, received a number which was then randomly chosen from corresponding numbers the medium had on stage. Each randomly chosen audience member was allowed one question, which Moore answered using her intuitive skills. 
        According to biographical information on her website, Moore was born and raised in northeastern Pennsylvania and has been a member of Lights Out Paranormal as an investigator/spiritual consultant for over two years. 

In an attempt to capture evidence of a haunting, Chris LaBarge sets up an infrared camera in hopes of filming a spirit.

        She has possessed psychic abilities all her life and, as early as four years old, she began seeing a male presence in her parent’s home. She advanced her gifts with the capability of predicted death-related occurrences and has since participated in dozens of medium’s gallery events. 
        Moore has made three appearances on Animal Planet’s “The Haunted” as their featured psychic medium and has several upcoming events planned including a third medium’s gallery reading at The Grand Theater scheduled for October 18, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. 
For more information on Moore and upcoming events, visit 
        Audio and video clips of evidence found at The Grand, as well as other residential and commercial locations where investigations have been conducted, can be found on Lights Out Paranormal’s website,





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